We help bridging the needs of our partners by closely monitoring global market developments, offering expertise that eliminates risks, and delivering a choice selection from approved sources. Our traders constantly update their knowledge through daily contact with major spice growers and suppliers across the globe. Experts who speak the local language are frequently on the spot in spice producing areas. As a result, they are always aware of current market conditions and ready to supply our customers with crucial information at any time.
Stay up-to-date on market developments with these market reports prepared by our market experts.
CATZINFO – DRIED FRUITS & WALNUTS
For the trade from the Asian area, the Corona-virus is getting more and more impact. Obviously Chinese suppliers suffer from the extended holidays and the lack of workers due to the fact many of them have not been able to return. Consequently delays are occurring for sure for Chinese products, but also from other Asian […]
An unusual start of this CatZinfo, just to be sure you have not missed it: we will move! As from Monday February 3rd we will start in our brand new offices at the following address: Boompjes 40 3011 XB Rotterdam All other details like telephone, e-mail, PO Box 180 etc. remain unchanged. Our communication- and […]
After the seasonal holidays activities picked up rather swiftly, as well did some markets wake up after a few weeks of sideward movements. At the moment we have an eye on the crops on the Southern Hemisphere, where harvest of the first fruits has started. From the geopolitical scene we have to see whether the […]
As usual in our last CatZinfo of the year we have a short review of the year and some thoughts for the coming year. Actually there were no records broken for big or small crops, nor other product related issues were real topics. The turmoil came from the political sources, for which Brexit and the […]
The period of ‘last minute’ coverings has begun. The trading of spot positions has priority these days and might be frustrating for some of our products (examples: banana chips and pineapple) as these simply are not available anymore and new shipments coming in rather late. Very carefully we are going to have a look at […]
Business is definitely in an active mood. Buyers trying to fill the last gaps in their procurement before the Christmas-period. At this time they are limited to spot or afloat positions, as ordering now in origin is too late already in view of the transit time. On top there are quite a number of products […]
After a crowded Anuga fair in Cologne, where most topics have been exchanged, business has been resumed with most of the traders back at their offices. Focus of most buyers will be the procurement of ingredients for the seasonal period at the end of the year. Meanwhile the recent news Brexit may not end in […]
Anuga is around the corner and most of our readers will be present next week we suppose. We will be happy to meet as agreed or by visiting booths or meet in the corridors. Most buyers are still very prudent to engage on long term contracts in view of the uncertain political situations worldwide. The […]
At the end of the holidays we see quite some hectic in trade. Buyers are desperately looking for products to bridge the gap till the arrival of the new crops. Reason being a wait-and-see attitude as prices seem to weaken for a couple of products or simply because some products were sold well before the […]
With a disruption due to the holiday period, we are back to inform you as usual in our bi-weekly CatZinfo about the headlines in our field of business. It cannot be denied the tensions all over the world, make part of the traders nervous to engage long term contracts. Currencies are rather volatile with actually […]